Att : ALL EDITORS
Date: Tuesday, 01 June 2021
SCAM ALERT TO ALL DARD STAKEHOLDERS
Mahikeng–It has come to the attention of the North West Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (DARD) that some biddersare contacted by fraudsters alleging that they have been sent to collect monies on behalf of Chairpersons or Directors for bids they have tendered for in order for them to get their appointment letters.
The scam involves the fraudsters using departmental letterheads, disguised as department’s representative to send out fake appointment letters to unsuspecting suppliers and service providers.
The affected bids are as follows:-
1. 13 DARD 027/2020: Supply and delivery of fencing material at different livestock centers; and
2. 13 DARD 034: Supply and Delivery of Bulldozers, Low-bed Trailer, Trucks, Mounted water-well, Drilling Ring and Refrigerated Truck for the Department.
All stakeholders that have received fraudulent letters are urged to report the matter to law enforcement agencies without hesitation and to inform the department of such activities. The North West Department of Agriculture and Rural Develoment will never send e-mail asking service providers to supply equipment and goods/services without an official purchase order number.
Issued by the Communication Services Directorate
Tel: 018 389 5684
Cell: 060 745 4020